Peabody master’s candidate Alicia Lumberry, soprano, has been accepted into the Miami Music Festival this summer. She will perform Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos.
Countertenor Daniel Moody (BM ’14, Voice) was named a Regional Finalist in the Rocky Mountain Region in the Metropolitan National Council Auditions in January. In February, he won a $5,000 George London Award from the George London Foundation. Moody also has numerous upcoming engagements. This summer, he will make his debut with Cincinnati Opera in L’incoronazione di Poppea. He will sing Valetto for four performances and Nerone, the lead role, for one. In December, he will sing Handel’s Messiah with Apollo’s Fire, Cleveland’s Baroque Orchestra. He will also make his Carnegie Hall debut, singing the same piece with the Oratorio Society of New York under the direction of Kent Tritle. His schedule continues into 2019 with Moody performing Chichester Psalms with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and a concert of arias and duets with Anne Sofie von Otter and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.
Mezzo-soprano Jenni Bank (BM ’06, Voice, ‘07, Opera) will make her New York City Opera debut in the American premiere of Brokeback Mountain by Charles Wuorinen in May. The show will be performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, in New York City, with four shows. Thursday, May 31, at 7:30 pm, Saturday, June 2, at 2:00 pm, Sunday June 3, at 4:00 pm, and Monday, June 4, at 7:30 pm. Later in June, she will make her Carnegie Hall debut, singing the mezzo solos in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Schubert’s Mass no. 4 in C. This concert will be with the New England Symphonic Ensemble on Sunday, June 17, at 2:00 pm. Recently, she made her debut with Seattle Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Knoxville Opera, and Bard Music Festival, LA Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, the Oslo Opera House, and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic. She has also recently returned to the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Florentine Opera Company, and Baltimore Concert Opera.
Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Blades (MM ’97, GPD ’98, Voice) and pianist Diane Kinsley will perform Lee Hoiby’s Bon Appetit on Friday, March 9, at 7:30 pm, at Germano’s Piattini in Baltimore. Ms. Blades will perform as Julia Child. Doors open at 6:00 pm for pre-show dining. There is a $20 cover charge.
At the Maryland/D.C. Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing auditions on February 24, Katelyn Cherry and Laura Stanell each won their High School division, Elisabeth Stevens and Kristen Davenport placed first and second in the youth category, and Barrett Crawford and Christiane Scott were also passed through to Regionals after achieving a score above 90. Additionally, Autumn de Cosmo and Grace Null sang for Baltimore County Solo and Ensemble Festival and were passed through to the State level with the highest score of one. Earlier in the month, Emily Oberuch received a one in the Howard County Solo and Ensemble auditions and is also eligible to move on to the State competition. Congratulations to these hardworking students and their teachers Carol Cavey-Miles, Madeleine Gray, and Alina Kozinska.